Description: Pair of Louis XVI Painted and Parcel-Gilt Bergères
Nicolas-Denis Delaisement, last quarter of the 18th century
Each arched padded backrest within a leaf tip-carved frame surmounted by a bead-and-reel-carved
chapeau de gendarme cresting and flanked by circular fluted stiles, the padded arm rests and sides with
entrelac-carved scrolled handholds on acanthus-carved voluted surpports, the loose-cushioned bowfronted seat with conforming beaded apron and raised on ring-turned tapering spiral-carved legs; both front rails stamped
DELAISEMENT. Height of backrest 38 inches (96.5 cm), width 21 1/2 inches (54.6 cm), height of seat 18 inches (45.7 cm), width 23 inches (58.4 cm), depth 21 inches (53.4 cm), width overall 25 inches (63.5 cm).
maître in 1776.
Acquired in the 19th century by an American private collector.
Thence by descent to the present owner.
These bergères were acquired in the 19th century and descended through the family of an American private collector. A highly-important
fauteuil en cabriolet from the same collection by Jean-Baptiste Sené delivered for Marie-Antoinette's Cabinet de Toilette at the Château de Saint Cloud was sold, Sotheby's, New York, April 25, 1998, lot 339, and, again, Sotheby's, New York, October 22, 2005, lot 78. Other pieces from the same suite by Sené for Saint-Cloud are in the collections at Versailles in the Petit Trianon, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
A pair of Louis XVI giltwood canapés by Delaisement from the collection of The Earl of Rosebery, Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, was sold in these rooms, January 31, 2018, lot 417.
Condition Report: Very good quality, beautiful carving, painted decorationa and gilding later, with losses throughout, upholstery distressed, later corner blocks to underframing of both bergeres; one bergere lacking paterae to tops of stiles, losses to carving at junctures of armrests and stiles, now with gaps, rubbings to handholds, now with natural wood surface showing through, the top of the right front leg lacking a flowerhead, losses to other flowerheads, three feet tipped; the other bergere with minor losses to bead-and-reel carving of toprail, separation to joins at junctures of armrests and stiles, right back leg lacking flowerhead to top, one foot tipped.
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